Partnering with Education: Next Generation Thinking
If we’re truly going to make a long term impact on the health of our communities, we’ll need to address social and economic factors, and education is a critical element. Research shows that educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of individual and community health. Education levels influence income potential and job type, access to healthy food and health care, and individual health behavior choices. At the community level, public school achievement outcomes influence local economic health.
Kimberly Klint, Executive Director of Mason Matters in rural Shelton, Washington, will share how building relationships between schools and businesses is beginning to change the culture of this traditional logging community to support higher education aspirations.